Business Productivity Tools from A-Z
Who has too much time on their hands? Are using business productivity tools that help you run effectively? Feel like you are using out of date software? Too many manual work arounds?
Today, the BC Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA) held an interesting Round Table workshop to share some of your favourite business development tools, tools that bring ease, efficiency and effectiveness to you and your work.
Here are some of the tips we shared with those attending. We look forward to hearing about your favorite tools.
Business Development Tools from A-Z
Google Alerts – get automatic notification of any Google updates on specific items you are tracking. You can put in any key words you want to track, then get immediate, daily or weekly summaries. Useful for when your business is mentioned, tracking when competitors are mentioned, or tracking trends you are watching. www.google.ca/alerts
Hootsuite - for managing Twitter and Facebook postings, especially if multiple accounts and/or multiple users www.hootsuite.com
Internet Seer – monitors your website from and if your site is down, sends you an email, cell phone or pager alert to notify you of the problem. www.internetseer.com
Intervals– web based time tracking, project tracking, billing www.intervals.com
Meet-up – great site for finding events and groups of people with like interests www.meetup.com
SoftSearch – a great for finding business and specialty software. Over 50,000 products- software and web-based solutions. www.softsearch.com
Synergy Connect – enables you to add customer social media community to your website. Your own brand, on your own website. Includes discussions, tips, photo sharing, events, polls, blogs, discussion forums, and more. Can also use as a private company communication platform. www.synergy-connect.com
Zimbra – web based email system, with awesome spam filter option
This workshop was facilitated by Lee-Anne Ragan, President, Rock.Paper.Scissors Inc. so I look forward to sharing her resources and tips as well, when I receive a copy.
What are your favorite time saving and productivity tools you use in your business? Share them here...